On Orthodox Christian Parishes in America

On Orthodox Christian Parishes in America

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris has a conversation with Alexei Krindatch, The Assembly of Bishops Research Coordinator and the author of many fascinating studies, including the recent Orthodox Christian Churches in 21st Century America: A Parish Life Study and Young Adults and Young Adult Ministries in American Orthodox Christian Parishes.  His study...

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The Christian Faith as a Source of Spiritual Power

The Christian Faith as a Source of Spiritual Power

Mina Boulekou, Author-Poetress- Columnist   How can devout Christians preserve their faith when they’re being attacked and tested on a daily basis in these harsh times? Faith in our Triune God is what will sustain us in all the difficulties we encounter in our lives. No matter how uncertain and...

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Embracing the Desert in Our Hearts

Embracing the Desert in Our Hearts

Famous French author, poet, and aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once wrote in his acclaimed masterpiece The Little Prince: “What makes the desert beautiful … is that somewhere it hides a well.” As I reflected on this profound statement, I couldn’t help but think of the ascetic fathers and mothers who...

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Understanding and Living Our Orthodox Faith: Embracing Woundedness

Understanding and Living Our Orthodox Faith: Embracing Woundedness

“The more we become clear about our places of wounding, the more freedom we gain because we are no longer controlled by unconscious impulses.” (St. Zosimas) We all bear wounds. Some of our wounds are physical and apparent for the world to see. But most of our deepest wounds are...

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